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Racing the Swiss Epic Part 3: The end of the road.

As we wound our way under the imposing bulk of the mighty Matterhorn, it’s sharp ridge line parted the rolling clouds like a knife. Vapour billowed from the western flank as if the mountain itself was on fire. The trail was super fast, cutting precipitously high above the raging river below. If the trail would Read more…

Team Tested: Orange Alpine Five Review

I have wanted to test an Orange Alpine Five for some time now, and when I was offered the opportunity to join in the Swiss Epic, a 300km six day stage race from Verbier to Zermatt, with 8000m of climbing and 13,000m of descending it seemed like the perfect opportunity to test the Alpine Five Read more…

Team Tested: Fox Float CTD Boost Valve with Trail Adjust

The Float CTD came out in late 2012, and was pretty forward thinking for that time. Change the damper setting on the fly with a simple flip of the switch? Even though the technology existed, Fox made it much easier to understand the idea of opening and closing down the damper and the effect on Read more…

News: Team STÖCKLI-BiXS wins the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC

The Stöckli-BiXS and CENTURION VAUDE teams both became engaged in an extremely thrilling battle for the leader’s jersey during the final stage of the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC. Lukas Buchli and Mathias Flückiger, from Team Stöckli-BiXS, secured the win just before they reached the finish line and made it to first place on the podium in Read more…

Race News: Absa Cape Epic team heads for the snow

The team behind the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic in South Africa, is spreading its wings … into the Swiss Alps. From January 14 to 18 in 2015 it will stage Snow Epic, Europe’s first winter festival of biking, in the idyllic Alps town of Engelberg. The riding will be Read more…

Out now: ENDURO Issue #012 – Zeitgeist #Pioneers

Every time has its own Geist, dynamic, trends, and opportunities. In this issue we are tracking down the Zeitgeist. But painting a portrait really was no easy undertaking: we report on fear, euphoria, upheaval. And a spirit of optimism. Those who have already have the app installed can simply load the new issue directly. Everyone Read more…

Mavic Trans-Provence Day#1: Clamensane – Digne

Day One of this year’s Mavic Trans-provence. 39km on the map with a bit of up and down, it can’t be so tough right? A few years ago this same days racing was nearly 62km. Veterans mumble about how the days are getting easier, and reminisce about the old days when things were tougher and Read more…

Mavic Trans-Provence Prologue – Let the Adventure begin

In 2009 a group of 32 friends (and friends of friends) from across the planet rode the inaugural Trans-Provence. Ash Smith was a man with a plan, and it was plan he wanted to share. An addiction to maps and love of adventure, and the urge to join those dots together, and to share that Read more…

Swiss Epic Day #4 – Centurion Vaude takes the overall Lead

Today’s elevation gain of 3,333 metres was the biggest of the entire race, with the fourth-stage Grächen–Grächen circuit covering a distance of 74 kilometres. Daniel Geismayr and Jochen Käss of team CENTURION VAUDE won the day, putting their team in the overall lead. In the women’s event, Annika Langvad and Ariane Kleinhans from the team Read more…

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